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      Association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and systemic inflammation: a systematic review and a meta-analysis.

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          Abstract

          Individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and muscle wasting. Systemic inflammation may be involved in the pathogenesis of these disorders. A study was undertaken to determine whether systemic inflammation is present in stable COPD.

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          Journal
          Thorax
          Thorax
          BMJ
          0040-6376
          0040-6376
          Jul 2004
          : 59
          : 7
          Affiliations
          [1 ] The James Hogg iCAPTURE Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, St Paul's Hospital, Room 368A, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6A 1Y6.
          Article
          10.1136/thx.2003.019588
          1747070
          15223864
          7e8bb3de-488e-426a-8881-788809e4534c
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